I've been a busy bee since the last post. I spent a lovely day with Jan-Maree on the 2nd March helping out for the Aussie Hero Quilts project. Here is the link if you haven't seen the good work that Jan-Maree has started. Lots of other lovely ladies have jumped on board and there will be lots of quilts and laundry bags and goodies being posted out to the troops from the 15th March.
On my visit I helped finish off 7 laundry bags. When I got home I felt I could whip them up with my eyes closed, so I made two to go with the two quilts I an sending from here. Here is a picture of how they turned out.
I have now prewashed them ready for the soldiers... just have to thread in the cording.
Whilst I was at Jan-Maree's I showed her my 2 latest quilt tops, and I decided that I would take them back home and quilt and bind them myself. So tonight I have completed them. Here they are.
Not a great day for photo's so I had to hang these sideways under my awning... so the colours aren't looking the best, but you get the idea.
So I am all ready to fold them up add some goodies and send off !!
My Oh My Stars Quilt a long is getting there I have finished 2 more stars. The Exploding Star and the Quattro Stagioni Star... Here are the pics... again the lighting is not the best sorry
So they are coming along... only 5 other types of stars to go. The quilt a long has a linky party set for 31st March to show off finished quilts... Fingers crossed I have at least the quilt top together by then !!
I have decided that I will cut out all the bits and pieces for the rest of the 5 sets of stars and start a big production line to get them all done together. Thats my plan we'll see how that works out.
I bought some fabric for the backing on this quilt on-line some lovely Michael Miller fabric.
Carolynne and I went to the Stitches and Craft show and I bought some stripes that I thought might work for the binding.
I think I'll wait til the top is together to audition it properly.
Ok. Thats it for now...